Recruitment Advisor


At Northern we aim to deliver and champion excellence in not only our services, but also our People. We have an exciting opportunity for a Recruitment Advisor to join our supportive and friendly Recruitment Team for a 12 month Fixed Term contract based in Leeds.

Our agile working policy gives an opportunity for the successful candidate to work flexibly between home and our city centre office. There will be occasions where you’ll need to travel across our network for meetings or to be part of interview panels and recruitment events.

Reporting to one of our Senior Recruitment Advisors, you’ll be responsible for delivering an exceptional end to end recruitment service for volume roles across the Northern network.

You’ll be managing and delivering recruitment campaigns to meet our resourcing requirements, focusing on delivering a great candidate experience whilst attracting and recruiting the best talent into Northern. You’ll need to be a great communicator who can build good working relationships in order to provide expert advice, guidance and support to Recruiting Managers.

You will also have line management responsibility for a Recruitment Administrator.

We’re looking for an experienced recruiter who is used to working in a busy environment, who can manage multiple campaigns and work to tight deadlines.

You’ll also need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • A proven track record of managing the end-to-end recruitment process
  • Confident and articulate and able to connect with people at all levels with a strong customer focus
  • Strong attention to detail and organisation skills
  • Previous experience of working in an advisory capacity, providing Line Manager guidance and support in line with company policies and best practice
  • Experience of using a Candidate Management System
  • Ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines in a busy office environment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

This is a full-time role, working 37 hours per week.

Because we value our people and reward hard work, we’ve created a benefits package that we think you’ll love. So, you’ll be able to make the most of:

  • Opportunities to progress and grow – including comprehensive training schemes and a range of online learning courses.
  • Free Travel on Northern services
  • 75% discount with other Train Operating Companies
  • Defined Benefit Pension Scheme
  • A generous holiday entitlement

And many more!

About Northern:

At Northern, we play a vital role across the North by providing a reliable and friendly train service that helps hundreds of thousands of people to go do their thing. That’s over 2,000 services every day, travelling to over 500 destinations.

We’re here to make a positive impact for the North. And that means building a different kind of workplace. One that values individuality and celebrates differences. Somewhere we can work together, have fun, and do whatever it takes to make our customers’ lives easier. A place that encourages everyone to learn, grow and develop so we can all be our best every single day.

So, if you’re smart, forward thinking, passionate and full of fresh ideas like we are, you could play your part in making it happen.

We’re an equal opportunities employer and a promoter of diversity and inclusion in the workplace.

We also have Disability Confident status, which means we’re committed to making the most of the talents that disabled people can bring to the workplace.

Ready to help our customers go do their thing? You can get started by telling us more about what your thing is.

All you need to do is complete our online application form – and we’ll be in touch to let you know what happens next.

Important: Northern reserves the right to close the advert before the published closing date, if high volumes of applications are received. In this situation partially completed applications will not be progressed forward or given extra time to complete.

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